Ron Osborn – Screenwriter, Mentor


With a career spanning more than 40 years, Ron Osborn has been a mainstay on the television writing circuit. Working for all of the major broadcast channels, as well as high-profile cable channels such as HBO, Showtime, FX, and Disney, Osborn has garnered 10 Primetime Emmy, CableACE, and Writers Guild of America nominations.

Those nominations came from a variety of genres, including the wise-cracking, crime-solving, detective show Moonlighting with Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd, and the presidential drama The West Wing. Both shows were long-running, star-studded, must-see TV affairs. But it was a foul-mouthed duck that brought Osborn a CableACE Award.

As the executive producer, co-creator, and head writer for Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, Osborn won a CableACE Award for the Best Animated Programming Special or Series. He produced four seasons and 70 episodes for the show, gathering award nominations every year.

Osborn’s television writing credits span four decades, including episodes for Mork & Mindy, Too Close For Comfort, Silver Spoons, Night Court, and Beauty and The Beast. He also wrote the screenplays for Meet Joe Black starring Brad Pitt and Radioland Murders.

In addition to original scripts, Osborn also worked with the likes of Universal, Columbia, Sony, and New Regency studios and luminaries Steve Tisch, Wendy Finerman, and George Lucas. His range, experience, and success have made him a recognizable name in the screenwriting business.

As such, Film Connection was excited to add Ron Osborn to our rosters of mentors. The industry expertise he knows, shows, and shares give our externs an unfettered look into the world of specs, scripts, and screenplays. No matter the genre you want to write for, screen you want to write for, or voice you want to convey, Ron Osborn is a writing mentor who can help you find your way.

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As a writer who teaches, Ron feels working with a single student has its advantages over speaking to a sea of faces. Although he has more than 35 years of experience teaching in the classroom and lecture hall settings being allowed to really work one on one with an individual makes for an invaluable experience.

That’s why we created the Film Connection. We give you networking opportunities not available in traditional educational institutions as well as the information you need to break into the business. Our program curriculum is crafted to give our externs the practical and specialized instruction they need to navigate the ins and outs, as well as the ups and downs of the film and television industry.

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